Sir David Amess

Former Conservative MP for Southend West

@amessd_southend https://facebook.com/conservatives

Asylum

A vote for a stricter asylum system would be a vote to tighten the criteria for granting asylum, to set greater restrictions on activities asylum seekers are permitted to undertake, and to reduce the support provided to those seeking asylum.

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Sir David Amess generally voted for a stricter asylum system

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about a stricter asylum system:

  • On 30 Jun 2020: Sir David Amess abstained on a vote on Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 29 — Family Reunion and Settlement Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2020: Sir David Amess voted against requiring ministers to seek to negotiate with the EU to allow unaccompanied children seeking asylum to join their relatives by moving from the UK to the EU or vice-versa, and instead voted to require the Government to set out its policy on this subject. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2020: Sir David Amess voted to remove a requirement for ministers to seek to negotiate an agreement with the EU to enable unaccompanied child refugees to join their relatives. Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2016: Sir David Amess voted against giving asylum seekers permission to work if a decision on their application takes over six months. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Sir David Amess voted in favour of making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Clauses 13-16 — Residential Tenancies Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Sir David Amess voted to restrict the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Sir David Amess voted to extend the power to deport an individual before considering an appeal on human rights grounds so it applies to all those appealing on human rights grounds against their removal. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Sir David Amess voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Sir David Amess voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Sir David Amess voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Jul 2007: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on The Asylum (Designated States) Order 2007 Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2006: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Allow failed asylum seekers to be given cash rather than vouchers — rejected Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2005: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Prevent the government from interpreting the Geneva Convention so that terrorism can be used as grounds to dismiss asylum claims — rejected Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2005: Sir David Amess voted yes on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Burden of proof on prosecution rather than defendant in cases where immigrants to not have travel documents — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Sir David Amess voted no on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Give support to failed asylum seekers and their families — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Asylum appeals should be referred to a higher court — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Give support to asylum seekers even when they make a late claim — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2003: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Decline to give a Second Reading — rejected Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2003: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2003: Sir David Amess voted yes on Asylum (Designated States) (No. 2) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 17 Mar 2003: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2002: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers can be placed in accommodation centres even if there is no local school pace for dependent children Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2002: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers who make a late claim Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2002: Sir David Amess voted yes on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow the withdrawal of support from immigrants and asylum seekers in certain circumstances Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2002: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not penalise those who bring passengers to the UK without the necessary authority — rejected Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2002: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2002: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not allow appeals against rejected asylum claims from within the UK if the claim is unfounded Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2002: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow earlier rights of appeal — rejected Show vote

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